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Nicolas Hohn-Hein

Nicolas Hohn-Hein

Senior Associate

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Senior Associate
Senior Associate
Nicolas Hohn-Hein
Nicolas Hohn-Hein

Nicolas Hohn-Hein advises on all aspects of IP law such as patents, know-how, trademarks, unfair competition and rights to data, his work mainly focusses on contract negotiations (e.g. joint venture agreements, R&D agreements) and litigation in the pharmaceutical field as well as in the area of IT.

Nicolas also has strong interest in novel technologies (such as blockchain, smart contracts and IoT), and the legal challenges these technologies may cause under IP law.

Nicolas Hohn-Hein berät zu allen Aspekten des Gewerblichen Rechtsschutzes wie Patente, Know-how, Marken, unlauterer Wettbewerb und Datenrechte.

Er fokussiert sich insbesondere auf Vertragsverhandlungen (z.B. Joint-Venture-Vereinbarungen, F&E-Vereinbarungen) und Rechtsstreitigkeiten im pharmazeutischen Bereich sowie im IT-Bereich. Weitere Interessenschwerpunkte liegen neuartigen Technologien (z.B. Blockchain, Smart Contracts und IoT) und den rechtlichen Herausforderungen im Kontext IP.

Tech litigation

Regulators are increasingly focusing on competition enforcement in the tech sector. The pressure to adapt and to innovate in response to this trend has created legal challenges for businesses that our Tech Group is uniquely placed to help you overcome.

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Career and qualifications

  • Universities of Passau and Bonn, Germany and University of Angers, France 2011
  • University of San Diego (Master Studies (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property Law), USA 2015
  • Admitted as a Rechtsanwalt in Germany 2016
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2016


  • Studium an den Universitäten Passau, Bonn und Angers (Frankreich) 2011
  • Masterstudiengang (LL.M.) "Intellectual Propery Law" an der University of San Diego, USA 2015
  • Zugelassen als Rechtsanwalt in Deutschland 2016
  • Bei Clifford Chance seit 2016

Professional bodies

  • Nicolas is a member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)


  • Mitglied der Deutschen Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR)